Moving ranked deathmatch to lobby browser was not very successful, finding a deathmatch game went from 5-10 mins to an indefinite amount of time. It is really sad to see the game mode that has been there since forever just buried like that just because the devs are biased or just have different opinion
The lobby system is terrible for ranked play, specifically the one created for deathmatch. You have to go through multiple clicks just to check if anyone is hosting
The UI for the lobby browser is outdated and not suited for a game being played in 2023
Deathmatch has been played since the early days of AOE, even if the community is of a smaller size its not a good reason to just kill it.
Please rework the UI and add deathmatch (or even more game modes) to the ranked queue
It would also help if there is a figure showing how many people are actually queuing in each game mode in ranked queue